To crack the code of FSHD, patients are essential. Every breakthrough in FSHD has been made because patients and their family members got involved. We are hopeful that a treatment is within sight; your participation will move us closer to discovery.
FSH Muscular Dystrophy is highly variable, even among affected family members. Each person has their own unique journey with FSHD. The FSHD Society is here to educate and empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally.
There is great power in community. Around the globe, individuals with FSHD are living proof of that. When we come together, each bringing our unique strengths to bear, we inspire each other to reach higher than we can when we go it alone.
Education is our Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy. Our webinars and other contents are designed to empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally. Our departments of Physical Health, Wellness, and Research provide treasure troves of videos, articles, and resource lists, provided by the world's top experts, including many people living with FSHD. FSHD University is a place for you to gain knowledge, make friends, and find hope.
Latest Blog Posts
by Lori Brant There were two ways to walk with my walker down the hallway to my condo. The first way kind of went like this: “Man, I am tired. It has been such a long day.” I hate having to concentrate on each and every step. I can’t stand making sure I’m taking my…
It has been a banner year for the biopharma industry, with record investment, groundbreaking COVID vaccine efforts and incredible scientific advances. It is a particularly hopeful time, both for the industry and for the people living with diseases that our…
Upcoming Featured Events
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT We refer often to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) as an almost magical way to peer inside the body and see what's going on with our muscles. MRI is a key component of Fulcrum's ReDUX4 clinical trial for FSH muscular dystrophy....Find out more »
8:00 - 9:00 PM ET This monthly meeting is for those of you who are providing care to loved ones with FSHD. This virtual meeting is a safe and supportive space to share your experiences, challenges, and helpful tips with other caregivers. Please respect our rules restricting this meeting to caregivers (or "sharegivers," as Isaac...Find out more »
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT Early onset FSHD: How different is it? Tina Duong, MPT While individuals with FSH muscular dystrophy are typically diagnosed in the late teen or adult years, many recall having subtle symptoms during childhood that went unnoticed. However, an estimated 10%...Find out more »